Anna Lyndsey's 'Girl In The Dark'

February 17, 2015 8:03 PM

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Anna Lyndsey — a pseudonym — was once an enviably ordinary woman. She had a good career working for the British government, a loving partner, and most importantly, she could walk outside, under the sun, whenever she wanted to. But then she developed a rare disorder: even the faintest light causes an agonizing burning sensation in her skin, making her a virtual prisoner in darkened rooms and smothering clothes.

Lyndsey's new memoir, Girl in the Dark, is a gorgeously written, occasionally snarky chronicle of her illness and the ways she's coped with it — listening to endless audiobooks about the world outside (and a few military thrillers), devising games to play in the dark, and searching endlessly for a r...

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